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Ongi Ethorri

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15 Rue de la Republique, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We dined twice at this restaurant during our recent stay, and enjoyed it very much. The staff are quick and efficient. I would recommend the Chicken Basque and my husband enjoyed the duck.

Thank Christine M
Reigate, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I ordered chipirons a la plancha - grilled baby squid- with a green salad and thought I noticed a bit of a smirk on the waiter's face. When he brought the food out the tasty chipirons came garnished with a decent portion of green salad so I didn't really need the separate one I had ordered.

Thank 1DNG
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169 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

It was a sunny July day and we were feeling sort of peckish. Looking for a place to grab a bite we found this restaurant not far from the beach and in the centre of St-Juan-de-Luz. We ordered different dishes and I chose mussels. Quite good to be honest. The service could be a little better, though

Thank stendek
Blaenau Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a bums on seats place which is to say there are enough tourists coming to St Jean de Luz for them to survive on a one and only visit. The set menu, while reasonable, is not well executed. On the plus side lots of serving staff and a good explanation of the food written on the wall. My... More 

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Lanton, France
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259 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Friendly staff and very helpful. My husband has had a recent hip operation and the toilets were downstairs. The staff were quick to tell us there was a toilet on the same level as were dining for him. There is a 17.50 menu or a la carte, we went the later. It was ok, nothing to write home about. The... More 

Thank auntieshaz21
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

Starter of fried prawns nice enough but hard work. Sea bream cooked in too much oil. Friend's steak ok. Other friend had poulet basque which was copious but not that appetising. 24 euro menu reasonable but quality very average. Wine not bad, €17 for bottle of ok Bordeaux rouge. Wouldn't go again.

Thank Proinsias Ó
Cork, Ireland
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139 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Lunch menu & was only ok while service was poor. Chicken special was nothing 'special' & we certainly had much better gateau basques while we stayed in St jean d luz. Location I think sells it to people but we had much better lunches in other restaurants in the town. Don't choose unless you really have to.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

It was very friendly. We had squid starter and then main of fish. We thought the 23 euro menu was the best. We paid 27 euros the next night and actually ended up not managing the desert. We also did not need or want the sangria that comes with the 27 euro menu. but that was our poor decision. It... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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185 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

We arrived late for lunch and was afraid to be refused, but not ,the team is really nice the manager " manage" the situation, and give us a good lazy time in the restaurant, i was happy to see that later some japaneses arrived and same the manager accept to give us some food, ok ok i know it looks... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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192 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

My wife and I saw this restaurant on one of our walks (located on one of main pedestrian streets leading to the beach) and decided that it was worth a try. It wasn't. The food was awful. We opted for their fixed price menu (27Euro) for a glass of Sangria and three courses. For a starter I had the grilled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Rue de la Republique, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Phone Number: 0559268507

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?